VRT Advisories

VRT Rules 2007-10-02

Sourcefire VRT Rules Update

Date: 2007-10-02


The Sourcefire VRT is aware of a vulnerability in Computer Associates BrightStor ARCserve Backup for Laptops and Desktops.


Computer Associates BrightStor ARCserve buffer overflow (CVE-2007-5003):
Computer Associates BrightStor ARCserve Backup contains multiple errors that may allow a remote attacker to cause a buffer overflow condition to occur. The attacker may be presented with the opportunity to execute code on an affected host.

A rule to detect attacks targeting this vulnerability is included in this release and is identified as SID 12596.

Rule Pack Summary:

For a complete list of new and modified rules, click here.


Sourcefire VRT rule packs often utilize enhancements made to Snort. Operators should upgrade to the latest revision or patch level for Snort to ensure these enhancements are available before using these rules.

About the VRT:

The Sourcefire VRT is a group of leading edge intrusion detection and prevention experts working to proactively discover, assess and respond to the latest trends in hacking activity, intrusion attempts and vulnerabilities. This team is also supported by the vast resources of the open source Snort community, making it the largest group dedicated to advances in the network security industry.